As a part of your overall dental health, you may find that you need either full dentures or partial dentures to restore the appearance and functionality of your smile. Either way, the team at Dobra Dental has the experience to provide the best smile solution for your individual needs.
As mentioned, every patient will be different concerning their need for dentures, so a customized treatment plan will be designed just for you. However, the procedure can be generalized into a few steps that will apply to everyone.
First, Dr. Dobra will make an impression of your gums to ensure a customized fit. Next, she’ll provide you with examples so you can select the size, shape, and color of your new teeth. Afterward, Dr. Dobra will send the information to our lab for the creation of your dentures.
Once we receive your full or partial dentures back from our lab, you’ll have the opportunity to try them on for aesthetic qualities as well as comfort and fit.
It’s vital to the health of your mouth to keep your partial or dentures clean. Brush them every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush or dental brush. While you don’t need to use toothpaste, as it can be too abrasive for the artificial teeth, you can use warm water, a mild soap, or denture paste.
Always brush the appliances after they’ve soaked overnight in warm water with a cleaning tablet. The tablet can remove light stains and loosen any plaque on the partial or dentures. Also, to help them stay clean throughout the day, rinse them after eating with warm water to get food debris off them.
Whenever you take your full or partial dentures out of your mouth, soak them in water — preferably with a denture cleanser. If they are not kept moist, they can dry out and shrink, causing the appliances not to fit well and require future adjustment from our dentist.
Even though you don’t have teeth and wear dentures, you still need to take care of your gum and visit a dentist. Not having teeth can cause your gums to recede and bone loss in your jaws. Some people’s appearance can be dramatically altered if they lose too much bone.
Your gums are still susceptible to disease as well, so you should brush your gums and tongue with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. As one of our dentists at Dobra Dental will explain, plaque is still a concern because it can spread bacteria that cause gum disease. Fortunately, if you brush every day, you can keep plaque away.
Make an appointment today to learn more about partials and dentures in Glendale from the expert team at Dobra Dental where our goal is to restore your smile and your confidence through gentle, caring dentistry.